I love a list, and this list is great! “Grilled pimento cheese with red onion and tomato sandwiches. Crying on airplanes. Watching Buster Keaton’s The General with J Dilla’s Donuts as the…”
Source: 100 things that made my year
“Many years later I realized that if I had written only a couple of pages a day, I would’ve written 500 pages at the end of a year (and that’s not even working weekends). Any contribution you make on a daily basis is fantastic.”
via “Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner’s Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.
“In other posts, we’ve talked about how to read more, which books to read, how to read books above your level and how to write. Well, the commonplace book is a thread that runs through all those ideas. It what ties those efforts together and makes you better at each one of them.”
via How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” | RyanHoliday.net.
“Once I decided I needed to be writing every day, my greatest challenge was to figure out what it meant to write every day. I asked myself, ‘What counts as daily writing?’
Over time, I came to realize that writing means a lot of things and that there are lots of ways to write every day.”
Get a Life, PhD: Ten ways you can write every day.
“I’ve been told ‘I don’t know how you sit down and write every day. I couldn’t do it.’ Actually, you can. Anyone can. Here’s how I do it.”
100 Days of Good Karma: Day 47 (How I Write) | Getting The Words Wrong.
“The reality is: Things never clear up. They don’t even reliably settle down. Your in box is always full. The decks are always crowded. There is always more going on than you want or expect. Nonetheless, you can find ways to put your writing first, and make sure that it gets done. Otherwise, everything but your writing will get done.”
via Face It: Your Decks Will Never Be Cleared | Vitae.
10 Email Tips for Interns
“The first time a client or an upper-level manager has contact with an intern is often through e-mail. The recipient of an e-mail can learn so much about the sender by the way the message is written. From one simple e-mail, a recipient can tell if the intern pays attention to details, values the company’s image and cares about his or her responsibilities. In addition, the intern’s tone and professionalism is interpreted when reading an e-mail.”
These tips are so simple and so on point, especially 1 and 2.
“The most challenging aspect of being a writer? Writing. When I find myself struggling to be productive or creative, I remind myself of these nine tips.”
Having Trouble Getting Yourself to Write? 9 Tips
Good article by Grace Bonney at Design*Sponge:
Modern Etiquette: Email Correspondence
“I was so excited to tackle today’s etiquette post because, if you’re a blogger or someone who works online, you understand just how big a portion of our jobs email has become. From researching and interviewing to submissions and content management, email is the home base around which most of my business operates and returns to over and over again. Whether you’re a blogger, a business owner or someone who spends a lot of time on email, I can’t think of another area (aside from social media) that is so fraught with chances for huge snafus..”